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NHL: 3 stories from Sunday night

11/10/2014 12:36 EST | Updated 01/09/2015 05:59 EST
The Montreal Canadiens continued their winning ways with a 4-1 defeat of the Red Wings, Taylor Hall made his return for the Oilers, and the Jets salvaged a point in Minnesota after a tough first period.

Here are three stories from Sunday night in the NHL:

Montreal continues winning streak 

The Canadiens have won six straight for the first time since March 2010 and continue their reign at the top of the current NHL standings. 

Brandon Prust slipped a wrist shot past Jimmy Howard to give Montreal a 1-0 lead early in the middle frame.

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P.K. Subban then doubled the lead five minutes later to provide the Canadiens with what ended up being the deciding goal. Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher built up the lead for Montreal in the third period as the Canadiens went on to post a 4-1 victory over the Red Wings. 

Detroit desperately tried to get something going late in the third, opting for an extra attacker, but they never seriously threatened to cut into the lead.

The Red Wings were also thwarted by Dustin Tokarski, who turned away 28 shots in a winning effort. 

Hall back in lineup

Taylor Hall scored a goal in his return from injury, but it wasn't enough as the Coyotes held on for a 2-1 victory. Hall cut the lead in half late in the third period with the help of Jordan Eberle and Justin Schultz, who both recorded assists on the play. 

The 23-year-old Hall logged almost 21 minutes of ice time in his first game back after missing six games with an MCL sprain in his right knee. 

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Facing his former team, Devan Dubnyk was solid, making 33 saves, while Oilers' netminder Ben Scrivens stopped 26 of 28 attempts by the Coyotes. 

Brandon Gormley and Mikkel Boedker did the damage for Arizona, with Boedker's goal amounting to the game-winner

The Oilers are now 0-1-1 in the first two games of their current five-game home stand. They don't return to action until the Canucks arrive at Rexall Place on Wednesday. 

Jets rally for point in Minnesota

The Wild jumped out to a 3-0 in the first period, thanks in large part to a pair of goals by Zach Parise, who returned to the lineup after missing five games with a concussion. Nino Niederreiter opened the scoring for Minnesota with his eighth goal of the season. 

Things then turned a little ugly, with tempers flaring for both teams.

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Furthermore, the Jets failed to capitalize on several 5-3 advantages in the eventful second period. To make matters worse, Winnipeg centre Mark Scheifele headed to the dressing room after an awkward sequence.

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Scheifele did not return to the game with what was reported as a lower-body injury.

However, the Jets completely turned the tables in the third by responding with goals from Michael Frolik, Evander Kane, and Andrew Ladd to knot the game at three apiece. 

Marco Scandella saved the day for Minnesota in the extra fame to solidify the 4-3 victory, but the Jets still managed to salvage a point after a dreadful first period. 

This contest also featured goalie changes for both squads. Ondrej Pavelec made his second start in as many nights, but was replaced by Michael Hutchinson in the second frame. Meanwhile, Darcy Kuemper checked in for Niklas Backstrom after he became unglued in the third period.

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